Facts 2014 Rights and Freedom

Known Facts

Women's rights

Women’s rights are threatened by Republican acts and proposals: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE – Republican removal of funding for Planned Parenthood, including major programs for cancer screening and family planning, and Republican abortion ban with no exceptions for a woman’s health, or cases of rape, incest, or grievous fetal impairment; EQUAL PAY – Republican repeal of right to sue for discrimination in state courts; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Republican removal of protections for large classes of victims.  -    Click here for details

70,000 military personnel

When President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, certified the end to “Don’t ask, don’t tell” on September 20, 2011, over 70,000 military personnel were given the right to serve their country as their true selves. - Click here for the numbers and here for the history

Obama's first law

Obama’s first bill signed into law was to protect women’s job rights. - Click here for details